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Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2016;64(3):457-466. doi: 10.3233/CH-168116.

MRI and contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) image fusion of renal lesions.

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1
Department of Clinical Radiology, Interdisciplinary Ultrasound Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich-Grosshadern Campus, Marchioninistr., Munich, Germany.
2
Department of Urology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich-Grosshadern Campus, Marchioninistr., Munich, Germany.

Abstract

Ultrasound is a common and established imaging method for the initial characterization of renal lesions. The widespread used Bosniak classification (I-IV) classifies renal lesions in five individual groups using contrast-enhanced computer tomography (CE-CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and/or contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging criteria. For complex pathologies, CEUS/MRI image fusion is a novel imaging technique for the differentiation of benign and malignant renal lesions. Compared to CE-CT and MRI alone, ultrasound image fusion offers the additional possibility of being a real-time imaging technique that can be used together with other cross-sectional imaging techniques.This article describes the newest possibilities of image fusion with CEUS and MRI in detection and characterization of unclear renal lesions.

KEYWORDS:

Renal lesions; bosniak classification; contrast-enhanced ultrasound; image fusion

PMID:
27886003
DOI:
10.3233/CH-168116
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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